4,977 ft
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-75 ft
Descent
00:05:52
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bullwhip Trail
  • CAMBR
    Builder

Bullwhip Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Palos Forest Preserve
    Palos Hills, Illinois
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #4157 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19966 in Trail Running
    • #22986 in Hiking
    • #810 in Horseback
    • #1350 in Snowshoeing
    • #3581 in Skiing
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback
    • 100 in Snowshoeing
    • 100 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

Bullwhip features several bermed turns as the trail climbs from the Maple Lake Boating Center parking lot toward the orange multi-track.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bullwhip mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -48 ft
  • Altitude min
    672 ft
  • Altitude max
    719 ft
  • Altitude start
    719 ft
  • Altitude end
    673 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -9.5%
  • Grade min
    6.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,388 ft
  • Distance down
    2,582 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,010 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:15
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      Bullwhip Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,205 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,990 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
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      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      Jun 22, 2021
      30 |
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Aug 26, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Weekend Ride
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      LifeFromTheLoam (Jul 1, 2020 at 12:37)
       Great trail for entry level and warmups.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ClydeRider2021 (Mar 21, 2021 at 17:13)
       Bullwhip is open as of 3/21/2021. Some parts are really muddy. But with good skills, you can plow thru. Also, its two-way traffic. So pls be careful. Look ahead; puck your line. I am using a Trek Marlin 7 2021 29er running Bontrager XR3.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      GreenGeek (Jun 22, 2021 at 13:38)
       Lots of fun when going down hill (Actually heading north on map) with fast turns and a couple of good jumps.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Trail Guide: Palos Trails - Bullwhip (Down)....
      6:34 | 170 | Apr 1, 2020 , Palos Hills
      Bullwhip - Palos Mountain Bike Trails - 4K
      2:26 | 128 | Oct 1, 2020 , Palos Hills
      Bullwhip Down
      5:15 | 142 | Jul 1, 2020 , Palos Hills
      Drop on 9
      0:08 | 323 | Jun 30, 2016 , Palos Hills
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